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Family gets 1,150 pounds for heart ‘donation’ blunder


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) The family of an organ donor whose heart was removed against his wishes at a British hospital has been compensated 1,150 pounds ($1,700).The family received the ... Read more...

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Elephants love liquor, cry when sad, says new book (IANS Books)


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), April 22 (IANS) Did you know the elephant loves the sweet and sour taste of country liquor and is perhaps the only animal that sheds tears when sad? ... Read more...

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Call goes out to save the Ganges Dolphin


February 24th, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Feb 24 (IANS) The Ganges River Dolphin was declared the national aquatic animal last month, but is still in urgent need of being saved from extinction, experts on the ... Read more...

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Almost half of injured Haitians in mega quake are likely to be children


January 28th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): A statistical study has indicated that the victims of the January 12 quake in Haiti include an extraordinarily high number of children - more than 110,000, nearly half ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jumbo tales: first Malayalam book on elephants


May 3rd, 2009 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), May 3 (IANS) One of Asia's foremost elephant experts Jacob Cheeran has completed his fourth book on elephants, the first in Malayalam on the subject, which he says highlights "lesser ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Guantanamo Bay teems with rich wildlife


April 4th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may be notorious for housing detainees, but few know that the region is a rich ecosystem, where plants and animals found only in Cuba ... Read more...

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Terrorists launder cash through online gambling


January 2nd, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.2 (ANI): Islamic terrorist networks are using online gambling websites to launder money for attacks, The Telegraph has quoted security analysts, as saying. According to the paper, computer experts in al-Qaeda ... Read more...

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Great One-horned Rhinoceros is in dire straits in Nepal


September 20th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, September 20 (ANI): South Asias tourism industry is in jeopardy, with reports indicating that the endangered Great One-horned Rhinoceros is in dire straits in Nepal.According to a report carried out ... Read more...

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Humans eating monkeys into extinction


August 5th, 2008 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Humans are eating their closest relatives into extinction, particularly in Southeast Asia, alarmed conservationists have revealed. Nearly half of the world's 634 species of monkeys, apes and other ... Read more...

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Half of worlds primates face extinction due to habitat loss and hunting


August 5th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): A review of the worlds 634 kinds of primates has revealed that almost 50 percent are in danger of going extinct due to habitat loss and hunting.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Primates fast disappearing off the face of earth’


August 5th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Humankind's closest kin in the animal world - monkeys, apes and other primates - are disappearing from the face of the earth, warns a new report. The first ... Read more...

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Government to conserve red jungle fowl


July 25th, 2008 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Concerned over the dwindling numbers of the red jungle fowl, the government is preparing an action plan for its conservation, the environment ministry said Friday. "On the ... Read more...

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Construction work stomps over Kanyakumari’s ecological heritage


April 24th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin
Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu), April 24 (IANS) Environmentalists are crying foul over construction activity on land acquired by a hotelier along the biodiversity-rich Kanyakumari coast, located at the southern tip of India. While ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Contaminated fish killing gharials in Yamuna


February 21st, 2008 - 9:37 am ICT by admin
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Feb 21 (IANS) Alarm has been raised over the death of 90 gharials in the Yamuna river recently after eating contaminated fish, says an expert from the The International ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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